Spam Report: August 2010
The Internet website securelist.com is showing the UK to be the fifth largest producer of spam in the world. The report shows that the USA produces the most spam, around 17%, with India (9%), Vietnam (4.9%) and Italy (4.4%) also ahead of the UK.
The site suggests that the amount of spam (for this period) in email traffic decreased by 2.4 percentage points compared to July’s figure and averaged 82.6%, with links to phishing sites found in 0.03% of all emails, an increase of 0.01 percentage points compared with the previous month.
One very noticeable change in the rating of organizations most frequently targeted by phishers was Facebook’s drop from 2nd to 9th place. The percentage of attacks on this resource fell by more than ten times last month. The website securelist.com states it is difficult to say what caused the cybercriminals’ huge loss of interest in this social network.
For those of us with an interest in the search market place, during August, Google was attacked more often than it was in July: the share of attacks on this organization increasing by 0.75 percentage points.
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